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and kidnapping a 5-year-old boy. marie hall has the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: ribbons and signs hang outside midland city elementary school where teachers and staffers returned today for the first time since a bus driver was killed and a kindergartner was abducted last tuesday. it's still not clear when classes will resume. police say 65-year-old jimmy dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes and delivering food, medication and toys to the boy through a ventilation pipe. on sunday they delivered cheese- it crackers and a hot wheels car the boy requested. investigators have not said if dykes has asked for anything during negotiations. ethan turned 6 years old on wednesday. he has a disorder similar to autism. a friend of the boy's family tells cbs news the child is scared. >> i know he's cried. i know he wants his momma. he's never really been away from her. >> reporter: school bus driver charles poland was remembered as a hero at his funeral yesterday. police say dy kes shot and killed poland
that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara
sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker an
. on special report we will have a live report in midland city on the end to the seeing siege. the 5-year-old boy is safe and the kidnaper is dead. president obama says he needs more revenue to cut the deficit. he says he's talking about closing tax loopholes ones that benefit high income earners. the president was in minnesota today to talk about gun control. he asked members of his audience in minneapolis to press congress to take actions on proposals such as universal background checks for gun booirs. former official of the united nations nuclear energy says iran will produce enough fuel to make a nuclear bomb every two months. iran has not decided whether to pursue nuclear weapons. special report in washington starts. >> moments ago we heard from law enforcement and aut thoefrities regarding the release of the 5-year-old little boy who has been held captive for 7 days in alabama. let's go to jonathan for the latest. >> kimberly certainly some significant developments here mid afternoon people at the press site heard some sort of a boom. at the time we couldn't tell whether it was gun
for your time. >> reporter: meanwhile, in ozark, the town next door to midland city where the tragedy began, school resumed for the first time. extra police were on hand to provide security this morning. while anxious parents found it difficult to let go. >> that safety net we thought, you know, you send your children on a school bus thinking that they're going to be safe, and then situations arise and happen and makes you restrategize. >> wolf, in the past couple of minutes, we have been receiving notifications from residents in the area. they say they heard gunfire and they also heard an explosion. let me push off and show you in the distance there on the hill. you'll be able to see -- i think if i get out of the way -- that there are what appear to be officers, armed officers up there. that's something we don't normally see. now, we've also heard that there may have been some sort of movement in regard to the man that's been holding this young boy hostage. unconfirmed reports say maybe he has been wounded or otherwise. we reached out to authorities. they said they wouldn't comment becaus
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
to the community here in midland city. >> he's a special child, endured a lot. it's by the grace of god that he's okay. >> reporter: singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, relieved, and halleluia. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air grievances. >> he has a story that's important to him although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died nor any further details of the raid. teresa garcia, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >> that boy identified only as ethan will turn 6 tomorrow. >>> an iraq war vet suspected of killing a former navy seal and another man is on suicide watch in a texas jail. officials say 25-year-old eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> on capitol hill today, a b
similar to autism. he turns 6 tomorrow. school buses took students back to midland city elementary today for the first time since bus driver charles poland was killed and ethan was abducted. >> i'm just proud ethan is going to be able to come back to school. we're looking forward to the day he walks back in with open arms. >> reporter: a pastor rode to school this morning with children on ethan's bus. >> i think that encouraged them and mailed them -- made them feel better. >> reporter: officials are planning to throw a big birthday party for ethan when he returns to school. mollie hall for cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> we're going to take another live look at the festivities in baltimore. they're celebrating the ravens' win. by the way, we're going to be back in just a moment. >>> two people were killed this morning in southeast washington while a fire broke out at 1704 r street. several firefighters were injured. our bruce johnson is on the scene with more information. >> reporter: jc, we've only got a little bit of information. this may turn out to be one of those tragic storie
the little boy he is holding hostage. in midland city, alabama, craig boswell, fox news. >>> and we are continuing to follow a developing story closer to home. a community in maryland is still in mourning tonight after a tragic house fire that killed two young sisters earlier this week in meyersville. there is a growing memorial for the family of six who lost two of their daughters, ages 6 and 3 to a fast moving fire this past thursday night. >> it's so tight that if someone needs help, we are all there together. meals, if there's birth in the family, death in the family, we all come together. >> out of all of the grief, a tremendous outpouring. the community raised more than $25,000 to help the family rebuild after losing their loved ones and their home. still no word on what caused that tragic fire. >>> the edge on d.c. where crowds gathered in northeast today to remember the life of jones. the transgender woman was stabbed to death one year ago today. as she was waiting for a bus at east capital. surveillance video and help. family members took time out to express their gratit
boy. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, funeral services were held today for the bus driver who is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> yeah, that would be charles poland. hello, don. very difficult day. they've all been difficult, of course, since tuesday. but even more so because of the emotions that came to a head as family member, as those who worked, fellow bus drivers, teacher, even strangers all came together at a nearby civic center, hundreds of them for a public memorial service that was held for charles poland as he is officially known, mr. chuck as he was known to his students there was a lot of praying. prayers that were said of course not only for the victim, but for the young boy ethan, who continues to be held, and for the man alleged to be his captor. and that's jimly lee dykes. they say they hope his heart will be turned to release the little boy. and then after that came the funeral service and the burial. it was very interesting to note school buses were very much a part of this memorial service. they lined u
negotiator. are all still at the scene in the small town of midland city. investigators say, the gunman boarded a school bus, killed the driver and grabbed two children. one managed to escape. the bunker is reportedly equipped with electricity and is well stocked with food and water. neighbors, who identify the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, say he could stay holed up for a while. the death toll in the explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state-owned oil company. has now risen to 32. investigators say, the blast which collapsed the lower floors of the pemex building in mexico city yesterday. appears to have been accidental. but all possibilities are being examined. more than 120 people were injured. a government official says, early signs point to a problem in an area that housed electrical and air- conditioning equipment. >> a big headache for bank of america customers today. when its online banking system crashed! the issue first came about this morning, but as of now. the customers are still unable to access their account online. customers trying to log on. saw a message that said
, to midland city, alabama, and we're in the sixth day of that hostage standoff. a 5-year-old boy being held in an underground prison while his desperate family and police can do nothing but wait. victor blackwell is in midland city this morning. so, are police still in contact with jimmy lee dykes? the man who grabbed the little boy? >> they are and they have been constantly. we're told by one of the special agents with the fbi on scene that the line of communication is open 24 hours a day and they're ready to speak with jimmy lee dykes whenever he's ready to speak with them. the sheriff of dale county is also using the media to communicate with mr. dykes. he said during a news conference that he wants to thank mr. dykes to deliver medication and color books and potato chips. he thanks mr. dykes for taking care of our boy. communication on the other side, outside of that bunker. we're told that the parent of this 5-year-old boy, ethan, are getting updates around the clock every hour on the hour, randi. >> how is the community holding up? certainly you can imagine when the media descends the
of the lives on that bus. he's from a little town just outside of midland city, newtown. kind of the place where everybody knows everyone else. population 1,500. got that motorcycle, as well, going by. population 1,500 where we're expecting a lot of those people to be at his funeral today. it actually, the crowd is expected to be so large they had to move it to a civic center. i met a friend of his, pastor robert smith. if he was alive, if he survived, he would probably be here trying to get that boy out of the bunker. also, listen to what a person who lives here in midland city says about ethan, that 5-year-old in that bunker with jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley. she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for m
the bad guy. this guy was the hero. midland city, alabama. a town that relies on prayer, and on that january afternoon, a town that would also rely on a school bus driver, a quiet man named chuck poland, who called the schoolchildren on his bus his kids. he was driving that day, flagged down by a man who lived along the route, jimmy lee dykes, who demanded children from the bus. when the driver tried to put that bus in reverse he was shot and killed. we all know what happened next. little ethan stolen from the front seat. six days trapped in that bunker. last night, here, those first images of ethan. in an abc news exclusive. the family telling us that they were hoping that we should america that ethan's smile has returned. there was something that we heard over and over again. >> there's a long line of heroes. i don't use that word lightly. i can also tell you that mr. poland, the bus driver, is a hero. this could have been so much worse. >> i have no doubt that his actions likely saved those children from being harmed. >> reporter: from ethan's family talking to us, a
the little boy hostage in midland city, alabama. ethan is reportedly okay physically. the family isn't sure yet how he was doing mentally. the boy has a disorder similar to autism. >> i'm just proud that ethan is going to be able to come back to school. we're looking forward to the day that he walks back in with open arms. >> he turns 6 tomorrow. they will throw him a birthday party when he returns to class. >>> the future of medical marijuana was put in the california supreme court's hands today. the court took up a case from riverside county where dispensaries are banned. while dispensaries are more commonplace in the bay area, other cities see them as public nuisances. today complex legal arguments were boiled down to this. >> the issue before the court is whether a municipality may ban what state law has made law. and i think that that's the core issue. >> right now seriously ill californians have the right to use marijuana for legitimate medical purposes. the courted met in special session today at university -- the court met in special said
is free. the man who kidnapped him is dead. fox's craig boswell joins us live from midland city with the latest. >> reporter: good evening to you. agents said they felt like this the boy's life was in imminent danger. they stormed this bunker around 3:00 local time plucking this 5- year-old out of this homemade bunker that is maybe 5 feet underground ending this captive drama that has been going on now for seven days. a dramatic conclusion to the hostage situation after fib agents stormed the alleged gunman's bunker this afternoon. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed. the subject is deceased. >> reporter: the little boy who turned 6 years old this wednesday was sent to a local hospital. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. just by the grace of god he's okay. >> reporter: it remains unclear how the gunman, jimmy lee dykes, died. bomb technician
bunker where he held a five-year-old boy hostage. dykes was killed outside midland city alabama late yesterday when an f.b.i. assault team attacked the bunker on dykes' property and rescued the hostage. the boy, whose first name is ethan, was taken last tuesday after dykes attacked a school bus in search of hostages and killed the bus driver. our coverage tonight starts with mark strassman in midland city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the f.b.i. and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies. they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand-off. sources tell us when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open they dropped two stun gr
be an incredible relief for this community. midland city, alabama, is a small town, about 2,400 people, and they have just been rocked by this standoff the past few days. about 140 hours at this point, and people here are tired because they've been praying for the past few days. they've been watching this unfold and really hoping that this would turn -- have a peaceful resolution, and they've been putting up ribbons, holding prayer vigils every night, praying for 5-year-old e ethan to survive that horrible ordeal. >> gabe, do stay with us, because we will come to you if this press conference occurs in the next few minutes. joining us now is former fbi profiler clint van zandt. clint, are you on the line with us? >> yes, i am, martin. >> what is your reaction to hearing the news that this hostage standoff appears to have been resolved snt o edresolved? our justice correspondent pete williams is reporting that initial reports is that the kidnapper in alabama is dead but the boy is okay. >> obviously, you would want everybody to come out of this alive, martin, but my background as an fbi
as a truck driver and then about two years ago he moved back to the midland city area. that of course, is where his paranoia and eccentric behavior became much worse and where he began building the bunker that was at the center of this almost week long drama, shep. >> shepard: all of that odd behavior included run-ins with neighbors. >> several run-inies with neighbors. he seemed furious if anybody strayed on or near his property. he once as you said beat a neighbor's dog to death with a led pipe. and, of course, we poke to one man on "studio b" last week who got into a scrape with jimmy lee dykes. jimmy davis told us he had been driving on the dirt road near dykes' property with his daughter and his mother when dykes flagged him down and started shouting and cursing. listen. and about the third time i told him he needed to calm down, mr. jimmy dykes turned around and ran probably 30-foot to his van and pulled out a pistol. he then began to cock that pistol. when i seen him cock the pistol out of the corner of my eye, i floored the truck and i got away from there. >> jim were lee dyke
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in midland city, alabama, with that story. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: lester, so far this standoff has lasted more than 97 hours and there's no end in sight. just up the road behind me police say the suspect has a heater, blankets, and plenty of supplies in that bunker. the delicate and tense standoff has police here in southeastern alabama on edge. s.w.a.t. teams and hostage negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday a
-- in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. the gunman - jimmy lee dykes - entered a child's school bus. and murdered the driver, before taking a little boy hostage. authorities tonight say, ethan is doing well. he was taken to a hospital to be checked-- he suffers from asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder. officials are declining to release details about todays raid. but say, they decided to carry it out because the boy faced imminent danger. after dykes was seen with a gun. still no word on exactly how the gunman died. >> jacqueline: the fog is going to be returning >> jacqueline: the fog is going to be returning bec[ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. growing up,
. >> reporter: tonight hugs and thanks that the prayers have been answered. i'm gio benitez in midland city, alabama. >> our thanks. >>> just ahead, hits like "she's my kind of rain" made tim mcgraw a country legend. he opens up about marriage, his new album and what made him stop drinking. it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. i had[ designer ]eeling enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, l
more. >> reporter: relief in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. late monday afternoon that the tightly-knit community had anxiously been awaiting to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> by the great of god, you know, he's okay that was the mission of every ma
that was in there. eating a turkey sandwich and watching spongebob. >> reporter: tuesday night in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. >>> senate democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president today as he rallies support for his second-term budget, including a request to delay automatic spending. nbc tracie potts has reaction from republicans and the latest nonpartisan budget forecast. good morning. >> richard, good morning. make that $85 billion worth of automatic spending cuts. the president says while congress works on a permanent budget, they need to delay these cuts by passing another temporary fix. but republicans really want to focus on spending cuts, not nearly enough of them, they say. also this morning, we have word from the nonpartisan congressional budget office that for the first time since president obama has been in office, we can see a deficit under $1 trillion. $884 billion is what they are suggesting. they think unemployment will go up through the next couple of years, but federal rev
tornado bunker. the standoff in midland city is now in its fifth dayable and manuel bojorquez is there. >> police have shared few details about negotiations with jimmy lee dykes. they are speaking to him through a four-inch ventilation pipe connected to his underground shelter, his five-year old hostage has been identified only as ethan, dale county sheriff wally olson. >> he told us he has an electric heater and blankets inside that he is taking care of him. he also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication toys, and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> police would not say if dykes has made demands. the 65-year-old allegedly forced his way on to this school bus tuesday and demanded hostages. police say dykes shot and killed driver charles poland jr. when he resisted. cindy steiner's grandson was on the bus. >> he seized the bus driver and this man who done the shooting he sees blood here is the gun, he hears a lot of screaming. >> is he having nightmares? >> yes. >> one neighbor told us dykes spoke of making worldwide news some day. others said he was often hos
outside midland city, alabama. the family allowed us to show you his picture. the police say that ethan was kidnapped last tuesday from a school bus by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors have described as belligerent. mark strassmann is on the scene
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president as he rallied support for his second term budget including automatic spending that kicks in march 1st. tracie potts has reaction from republicans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. president obama is telling congress they got $85 billion in automatic cuts coming at the end of this month, they should work on a temporary fix while they're working on a permanent budget. but republicans say the focus really needs to be on even deeper spending cuts. and we also have a new forecast from the nonpartisan congressional budget office. they're saying that unemployment may remain high through 2014 and drop after that. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the b
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: marlie hall, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> it will be mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure due to kick in next month. it will temporarily deal with the so-called sequester, include a revenue increase. it's been getting a frosty welcome from republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calling for automatic stop to across the board spending. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year they signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. when they couldn't reach a larger budget then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short term fix to head off the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give
charles poland jr. was buried in midland city today. police say he was killed while trying to protect his young passengers. he was remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. the alleged gunman -- jimmy lee dykes -- is holding a child hostage in an underground bunker. the f-b-i has been talking to him through a ventilation pipe. neighbors have pleaded for the release of the child. your live illinois lottery drawing is coming up next >> after that ramsey is coming to let us know about the snow expected overnight >> coming up on instant replay... college hoops... blackhawks... at 9:40 new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feel healthy. new honey bunches of oats greek. [ washer and dryer sounds ] for the things you can't wash, freshen them with febreze. febreze eliminates odors and leaves a light fresh scent. febreze, breathe happy. live illinois lottery drawing... pick 3... 3 2 6 pick 4... 2 2
. >>> the happy birthday signs all around midland city, alabama. you remember, ethan, he was held captive for over a week. now the town wants to give him something to smile about. throwing a massive party for him and the community started an online campaign to raise $7,000 to send that little boy and his family to disney world. >>> doctors are still making house calls, but now it is taking on a whole new meaning. hundreds of thousands of us have connected with their doctors online and i'm not talking about getting medical information from web md. patients are actually talking to a real doctor. in fact, you can connect with one at m emd.me. and asks you to sit in the virtual waiting room. a doctor will speak with you and some are finding this helpful. >> it saves me time. secondly, it was way more convenient and it was immediate. it does sound convenient, it costs $45 and guess what, some insurance will cover it, as well. however, these visits are only recommended for minor health problems. they do not replace the annual checkup. >> okay, those medical exams have nothing on this. robotic experts b
in midland city. dike says he has blankets and electric heater inside. he is also letting police deliver coloring books, medication, and toys for the boy. >>> the white house trying to put some skeptics to rest today with a photo of president obama shooting a gun at camp david last august. it comes after the president told an interviewer he goes xeet shooting all the time. critics said he's never talked about the hobby so today they released this photo. a spokesman for the nra responded saying, "one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban." the president traveled to minnesota on monday to push his gun control legislation. >>> the groundhog in pennsylvania didn't see his shadow this morning. pu punxsutawney phil isn't the only one making a prediction. we'll tell if you another phil disagrees. and a weekend of >>> hundreds of brides to be got a chance to have a great deal on a wedding gown. the annual brides against breast cancer event came to town this weekend. they were marked down 25 to 85%. organizers say they raised close to $15,000 for breast cancer patients and
and the police have been delivering medication. >> reporter: police are camped along this dirt road in midland city, alabama, waiting for something to give. nearby neighbhe is holed up. he's with 5-year-old boy. he took him off a school bus at gunpoint on tuesday. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there's no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: michael is a pastor who ministered to children who were on the bus. >> they said they saw him, mr. dike stepped on the bus and demanded a few children. >> reporter: the bus driver refused and he was shot to de h death. they've been talking to him through a pvc pipe and they've been able to deliver food and medicine to the boy who has special needs. >> we know he's crying for his mother and his grand parents. >> reporter: neighbors have their own stories about dikes. rhonda wilbur said he killed her dog for wandering onto his property. >> he took a lead pipe and he beat the dog until he thought that the dog was dead. >> reporter: police here are working toward a peaceful conclusion, but it could take t
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